Plastic Attraction

Plastic Attraction

A Poem by Cobblestone Traveler
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The frustration of the body's impulses of surface-level appeal. This was inspired by an annoyingly gorgeous co-worker. Ha.

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I hope you don't notice the flush in my cheeks
     or rush in my speech
I hope you can't hear my timid heart pound
   it's growing in sound

Who gave you the right to be so beautiful?
What deal did you strike with Aphrodite?
My attraction ends with the closing door
But I freeze when you walk right by me

Required to see you to finish my task
   I leave you for last
I loathe the allure of your eyes and your hair
            For it all stops there
Who gave you the formula for perfection?
It only confuses the frail and austere 
The soul demands substance beyond flawless skin 
Yet static intrudes the moment you are near       

© 2016 Cobblestone Traveler


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I love the originality of how you've shown the way many males can be distracted to such a degree, all by a beautiful woman or a desired one . . . instead of coming across sleazy & horny, this delightful poem shows us how the mind is going overtime with sensations & plans & observations, unable to concentrate properly, etc. I love this comment best: "required to see you to finish my task, I leave you for last" . . . this summons a whole host of ideas in the reader's mind, as to the narrator's intentions & hopes & fantasies. Maybe a little hootchy-cootchy on the desk? Very nice depiction.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cobblestone Traveler

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your in-depth review! I enjoyed your interpretation. :D



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I love the originality of how you've shown the way many males can be distracted to such a degree, all by a beautiful woman or a desired one . . . instead of coming across sleazy & horny, this delightful poem shows us how the mind is going overtime with sensations & plans & observations, unable to concentrate properly, etc. I love this comment best: "required to see you to finish my task, I leave you for last" . . . this summons a whole host of ideas in the reader's mind, as to the narrator's intentions & hopes & fantasies. Maybe a little hootchy-cootchy on the desk? Very nice depiction.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Cobblestone Traveler

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your in-depth review! I enjoyed your interpretation. :D
Where love begins, I absolutely love this poem. It gets quite annoying when people say it is shallow to like someone for their looks.. People only say that when they haven't gotten to know the person. After spending time with them you sometimes realize they are beautiful inside and out and the looks just become a plus to their personality. This captures that unknowing attraction to said person perfectly! You are an amazing poet.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Cobblestone Traveler

5 Years Ago

I thank you! I love your interpretation.
This is so beautiful
Every Word is simply stunning
I guess being physically attracted to someone at this Level
This is where it all begins
I love Every Word

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Cobblestone Traveler

5 Years Ago

That's very sweet of you to say! Thanks so much.
and we just can't help the attraction...what is that?
the body reacts on its own, but once the heart gets tripped...it falls and falls and falls.

that chemical reaction and mind's dysfunction when it comes to love.

j.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Cobblestone Traveler

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. The senses can take over logic and you're left flustered and f.. read more

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Added on June 17, 2016
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Tags: attraction, frustration, beauty, superficial, impulse, fake, surface